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  • Grounding for the Metaphysics of Moralsby Immanuel Kant; James W. Ellington

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 9.95

    This expanded edition of James Ellington’s preeminent translation includes Ellington’s new translation of Kant’s essay Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous... more...

  • Justiceby Michael J. Sandel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 10.50

    What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J. Sandel's "Justice"... more...

  • From Socrates to Sartreby T.Z. Lavine

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    A challenging new look at the great thinkers whose ides have shaped our civilization From Socrates to Sartre presents a rousing and readable introduction to the lives, and times of the great philosophers. This thought-provoking book takes us from the inception of Western society in Plato’s Athens to today when the commanding power of Marxism has... more...

  • An Anthropology of Ethicsby James D. Faubion

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Through critical revision of Foucault's investigation of ethics, Faubion develops an original program of empirical inquiry into the ethical domain. more...

  • The Emergence of a Scientific Cultureby Stephen Gaukroger

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 44.99

    Why did science emerge in the West and how did scientific values come to be regarded as the yardstick for all other forms of knowledge? Stephen Gaukroger shows just how bitterly the cognitive and cultural standing of science was contested in its early development. Rejecting the traditional picture of secularization, he argues that science in the seventeenth... more...

  • The Art of Travelby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.50

    The Art of Travel is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference: an exploration of why we travel and what we learn when we do As seen on Channel 4 Few activities seem to promise is as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs and landscapes.... more...

  • Evidence Mattersby Susan Haack

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Susan Haack brings her distinctive work in theory of knowledge and philosophy of science to bear on real-life legal issues. more...

  • The Art of Lovingby Erich Fromm

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    The landmark bestseller that changed the way we think about love: “Every line is packed with common sense, compassion, and realism” ( Fortune ).   The Art of Loving is a rich and detailed guide to love—an achievement reached through maturity, practice, concentration, and courage. In the decades since the book’s release, its words and lessons... more...

  • Philosophy of Mindby Edward Feser

    Oneworld Publications 2006; US$ 7.99

    In this lively and entertaining introduction to the philospohy of the mind, Edward Feser explores the questions central to the discipline. more...

  • Evil in Modern Thoughtby Susan Neiman; Susan Neiman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    Evil threatens human reason, for it challenges our hope that the world makes sense. For eighteenth-century Europeans, the Lisbon earthquake was manifest evil. Today we view evil as a matter of human cruelty, and Auschwitz as its extreme incarnation. Examining our understanding of evil from the Inquisition to contemporary terrorism, Susan Neiman explores... more...